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December 2016: Noel!

Finding the perfect tree- Decking the Halls-   Slowing down – Reflecting on the beauty of the message and reality of Christmas… Noel!

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Light of the World

Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.”   from Sunday’s gospel reading  (12/18/16)  Mathew 1: 18-24 My advent obsession is linked below- a song by Lauren … Continue reading

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Excita, Domine, Potentiam Tuam, et Veni!

       Stir (up) thy might, O Lord, and come! The winds of change are blowing strong. There’s the change of seasons – the changing of the leaves in the Deep South and the first snowfalls in the far North. There’s … Continue reading

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Reflection on Today’s Readings, Sunday, December 21, 2014

Readings for Sunday, December 21, 2014 “Here I am living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God dwells in a tent!” Nathan answered the king, “Go, do whatever you have in mind, for the LORD is with … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Prepare for Christ’s Coming this Advent

Please read my current post on NOLA Catholic Experience. Have a blessed Sunday!

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Christmas Traditions

Well, as the big day approaches, I feel a sense of urgency. The time is quickly running out to engage in certain beloved Christmas traditions and rituals.  The shopping is done.  The house is clean.  Everything is wrapped (except two … Continue reading

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Prepare the Way

We’ve finished all of our shopping, baked the cupcakes to celebrate Jesus’ birthday, mailed all of our cards, been to confession, wrapped all of the presents…Today preparing the way will involve cleaning the house, so that we may enjoy it … Continue reading

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A Busy Day

…went to the grocery and drugstore, did laundry, cleaned out the refrigerator and pantry, did some more laundry, cooked spicy chicken, tortilla soup, made homemade beef jerky, did more laundry… You get the picture!  It was a very busy, but … Continue reading

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A Favorite Meditation

One of my favorite meditations is “time traveling” in my mind to the story of Jesus birth as recounted in Luke’s gospel – the second chapter.  After the birth of Jesus, I insert myself into the scene.   Try this: Read … Continue reading

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An Advent Prayer for Week Three

Lord Jesus, our hope is in you.  This week, help us to see Your face in everyone we meet.  Help us to bring Your light into this world so darkened by sin.  We praise You, our Savior and King, who … Continue reading

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